Leica “Das Wesentliche” event coverage

Excitement is building up. The Leica - Das Wesentliche event will start shorty in Cologne, Germany. This post will be updated multiple times, refresh your browser for the latest news (all times are EST):

New products to be announced:

  • LEICA S: The synthesis of optimum imaging quality, perfect handling and outstanding speed
  • LEICA SUPER-ELMAR-S 24 MM F/3.5 ASPH.: New super-wide lens with outstanding optical properties
  • LEICA ELPRO-S 180: Accessory close-up lens extends the working range of the LEICA APO-ELMAR-S 180 mm f/3.5
  • LEICA VARIO-ELMAR-S 30-90 MM F/3.5-5.6 ASPH.: The first zoom lens for the S-System with exceptional imaging quality and low weight
  • LEICA TS-APO-ELMAR-S 120 MM F/5.6 ASPH. TILT/SHIFT LENS: Enables control of perspectives while maintaining the highest possible imaging quality and optimum handling
  • LEICA M: The perfection of digital rangefinder technology
  • LEICA M-E: The fascination of M-Photography reduced to essentials
  • NEW RANGE OF ACCESSORIES FOR THE LEICA M EXPANDS SYSTEM CAPABILITIES
  • LEICA X2 À LA CARTE: The ultimate bespoke style statement
  • LEICA X2 “EDITION PAUL SMITH” SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION: Modern digital technology ‘Made in Germany’ meets extravagant styling from the world of fashion in new Leica “Edition Paul Smith” digital camera
  • LEICA X2 DIGISCOPING-ADAPTER
  • LEICA V-LUX 4: Compact Camera for travel, wildlife and sport photography
  • LEICA D-LUX 6: Complete Creative Freedom Meets Timeless Design
  • LIMITED SPECIAL EDITION LEICA ULTRAVID 8X20 AND 10X25 EDITION WITH EMBOSSED OSTRICH LEATHER TRIM
  • LEICA PHOTO-ADAPTER FOR MOUNTING SYSTEM CAMERAS ON LEICA PREMIUM SPOTTING SCOPES

2:54 - Four empty stands on stage - for four new Leica products?

2:05 - One hour break, product announcements will start at 3:00pm EST

1:59 - I think the camera talk will start now

1:57 - More Leica Hall of Fame photographers on stage

1:52 - Steve McCurry on stage

1:47 - War photographer David Burnett on stage

1:40 - Kim Phuk from the famous napalm girl photo (taken with a Leica) now on stage

1:34 - Photographer Nick Ut on stage

1:28 - Karin Kaufmann (wife of Dr. Kaufmann) on stage

1:26 - New book to celebrate tre 99 years anniversary

1:24 - Leica CEO Alfred Schopf on stage

1:23 - Leica is celebrating 99 years. I predict many limited edition cameras next year for the 100 years anniversary.

1:18 - the event has started

1:14 - the presentation should be starting soon

12:41 - the stage is setthe entrance

12:39 - Leica's website went black:

 

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  • NYC

    LOL! I bet this event is for the X2 High Visibility edition.

  • James

    Hmm…I’m guessing this started, no updates?

  • Bryan Campbell

    13 minutes in and still no updates? Are they having technical difficulties? :)

    • http://leicarumors.com LR admin

      the refresh time was slow – it should be better now

  • leica forum
  • http://www.agniusdigital.com Agnius

    I only got one tweet so far – guess it’s useless and will be uninstalled promptly. Real Leica news can only be conveyed by attending a press conference at the footsteps of the headquarters – all this eBS is for sissies ;)

  • http://www.agniusdigital.com Agnius

    I guess the presentation is in German, and LR admin is being slowed down by that…

  • Sergey

    SD card in new Leica M10 is not working! LOL

  • John

    I think its funny how they all have their cameras with them on stage. Feels awkward.

    • Banksie

      You can’t make a photograph without a camera. ;-)

      fwiw, I carry an M6 with a 28mm lens with me everywhere I go. And I mean everywhere. A photographer is used to always having a camera with them, and especially a photojournalist. It’s second nature.

  • Joe

    After nearly an hour they still have yet to announce anything.?

    • http://bargmann.ch RB

      … make it 2! =(

  • Kyle

    Everyone has 59 minutes to get some work done so as not to waste the whole day!

  • Andrés

    Stop complaining.

  • vadim

    http://us.leica-camera.com/home/index2.html

    look here !!!!!!!!!! it’s official

  • Kalle
  • http://www.johnnypatience.com/ Johnny Patience

    All the new features of the Leica M at a glance

    - Outstanding image quality thanks to newly developed LEICA MAX CMOS Sensor
    - Extended applications with Live View and electronic viewfinder
    - Simple, high-precision focusing thanks to Live View focus and focus peaking
    - Digital fullframe for Leica R lenses, with the Leica R-Adapter M
    - “Leica Look” videos with Full HD video capture (1080p)
    - Enhanced sensitivity range up to ISO 6400
    - 3″ display with 920,000 pixels, Corning® Gorilla® glass screen protector
    - Fast image processing by the Leica Maestro image processor
    - Splash protected body
    - Extremely long battery life
    - Multi-pattern and spot exposure metering
    - Revised ergonomics and controls

  • Vaclav

    WEBSITE ONLINE!

  • Frank

    All new products are already posted on Leica’s website. Looks like a New 35mm Summicron is attached to the New M digital.

  • Alberto

    Leica x2 colors! And…what about Leica M-E? What is this?

  • Regular

    The new products are already listed on Leica web sites.
    Leica M, Leica ME, R adapter, various X2 editions, Vlux4, dlux6

  • Marc Gander
  • http://tripulvila.com Trip Ulvila

    The new stuff is already on the Leica site.

    http://us.leica-camera.com/photography/m_system/m_new/

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